Age Criteria (Academic Year 2022-2023)

In keeping with instructions from the regulatory authorities:

  • For KG1 to Grade 1, Underage children cannot be granted admission.
  • From Grade 2 to 4, the age limit for children studying in a recognized school can be waived to some extent subject to approval from the regulatory authorities.
  • Below age criteria are applicable for the academic year 2022-23.


(31st March of the joining year is the cut-off date as per KHDA. If the child is already enrolled in a school in UAE for the current academic year 2021-22, 31st July will be applied as the cut-off date for age criteria.)



KG 1

01-04-2017 and 31-03-2018

4 years

5 years

KG 2

01-04-2016 and 31-03-2017

5 years

6 years


01-04-2015 and 31-03-2016

6 years

8 years


Based on Transfer Certificate from previous school

9 years


10 years


11 years


KG 1

  • Children seeking admission to KG 1 should have completed 4 (four) years of age as on 31st March of the joining year (subject to change as per directives of regulatory authorities).
  • Selection is based on draw of lots.
  • Final selection to KG 1 will depend on the child's performance at an assessment session to ascertain his/her ability in independent speech and physical development to attend a pre-school.

KG 2 to Grade 4

  • Admissions from KG 2 to Grade 4 are granted strictly based on the performance in the Eligibility Test.
  • merit list of the successful candidates will be prepared in rank order and the parents of successful candidates will be informed as per the vacancies in each grade.

Students from other curricula (except Indian Curriculum)

Students coming from schools which follow curriculum other than Indian, whose academic year is from June to May OR September to August, will be allowed to appear for the Eligibility Test, and their admission will be regularized in the month of April. However, successful completion of the year from the previous school is mandatory. Student will be eligible for admission only in the equivalent Grade based on the Year and age as per rules from the regulatory authorities. eg. as below:

Equivalence between grades in Indian and other curricula
Other Indian
FS1 -
Year One KG2
Year Two Grade 1
Year Three Grade 2